September 2018 Music Happenings

Also… Sunday Oct 7th, 1pm @ City Winery…

“John Lennon Retrospective” featuring Phil Angotti, Tommi Zender, Casey McDonough, Joe Camarillo, and Tom Ryan. GA seated tickets onsale now here

 

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Summer Music News

Greetings Music Fans!

Here are some upcoming summer events:

Wishbone, Thurs June 28 with guitarist Andy Pratt.

Thursday June 28, 7pm – Tommi Zender with special guest Andy Pratt @ Wishbone. Expect some of Andy’s songs, some of Tommi’s, select cover songs and IMPROVISATION! Andy is a very talented guitarist, as well as Tommi’s former neighbor. These two guys get together to make music and things really click–this will be a fun one night only deal so don’t miss it!

Wishbone North (3300 N Lincoln Ave) has a great food and drinks. There is no cover; suggested donation. If desired you can get reservations for table seats 773-549-2663

More Tz Summer Wishbone Residency Shows:

Thursday July 12 with the multi-talented student Gabe Michael!
Thursday August 9 with pianist Alton Smith!

All shows are all ages 7pm-9pm.

Summertime Beatles Social, New Session Old Town School Classes, Private Lessons

Friday July 27, 7:30-9pm – The Summertime BEATLES SOCIAL @ Old Town School, in SZOLD HALL (the east building) Lincoln Square. Hosted by Tommi Zender with guest Gabe Michael. Participants take home a generous packet of Beatles songs (& early solo LP tracks) and a great big smile. It’s kind of like a campfire sing-a-long without the campfire. Chairs, music stands and air-conditioning are provided. BYOB. Advance sign up is highly recommended at http://www.oldtownschool.org, by phone or in person at any OTS location.

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NEW SESSION of OLD TOWN SCHOOL CLASSES STARTS MONDAY JUNE 25th. Here are the ensemble classes taught by Tommi at Old Town School:

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble – Tuesdays @ 6:30pm (909 Armitage, Lincoln Park)
Guitar Forever – Tuesdays @ 8pm (909 Armitage)
Folk Rock Acoustic Ensemble – Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (Lincoln Square East)
Eclectic Electric Ensemble – Wednesdays @ 8pm (Lincoln Square East; co-taught with the great Steve Doyle)

All ensembles perform at the end of the session; no Wednesday classes on 4th of July this year. Sign up! Take a class with Tommi or any of the many multi-talented teaching artists at OTS. http://www.oldtownschool.org to sign up and/or shop for classes.

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Tommi has open spots for Private Lessons. If you or someone you know wants individual music coaching (learn your favorite songs, many styles of guitar, percussion/drums, music theory, songwriting, singing, RHYTHM!) Private study is a great supplement to group classes. Simply reply to this email for more information.

New Album Preview

In case you missed it, at the start of 2018 I began work on a 3rd album of 10 songs, titled “More Songs About Time” with engineer/co-producer Justin James. The album is almost done. Here is a sample of one of the songs “Learn to Be Alone” in rough mix form here.

Other upcoming performances…

Thursday July 5, 9-11pm – Tommi Zender @ Hyatt Centric in the Level Two Lounge (St, Clair & Erie, just off Michigan ave mag mile) Free; food & drink available; plenty of comfortable seating. Also…Thursday August 2nd.  First Thursday of each month

Reader’s Digest Version–May shows!

1. Sunday May 13, 7pmAn Evening of George Harrison @ SPACE, Evanston with Phil Angotti, Steve Dawson, Tom Ryan & more (for additional details, scroll down to last month’s post!). The evening of Mother’s Day we will pay tribute to one of our all-time favorite artists in a great listening room. Table seats are sold out; general admission seated are still available.

2. Friday May 18, 7pm @ Wishbone North, first set will be Tz solo featuring music from the forthcoming solo LP; the second set will be a repeat of the Record Store Day set: Music of Joni Mitchell with Natalie Galey (key tracks from mid-70’s classic LP’s Court & Spark, Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira). An intimate performance in a nice listening room of custom arrangements for guitar & voice.

3. Sunday May 20, 2pm Fretboard Geography Workshop: Simplifying the Fretboard @ Old Town School of Folk Music. Hosted by OTS teaching artist Tommi Zender. http://www.oldtownschool.org advance sign-up recommended as space is limited.

4. Monday May 21, 9:30 pm Acoustic Explosion @ Sylvie’s. Tz plays a set with Adrian Walters for 30 min, then a Tz plays a 30 min solo set following that. No cover, 21+, cash only bar.

5. Thanks for your support!

April & May Music Events

Sunday April 15, 7pm – Tommi Zender with special guest Steve Dawson @ WishboneExpect some of Steve’s songs, some of Tommi’s, and other select covers.  This will be a fun night. Wishbone North has a great menu of comfort food and drinks. Reservations recommended for table seats 773-549-2663

Also… just announced… in May on Mother’s Day evening…

Sunday May 13, 7pm – Music of George Harrison @ SPACE in Evanston. Phil Angotti, Tommi Zender, Steve Dawson, Tom Ryan, and more. 2 sets of music. Tickets for this event will go quickly… table seats and GA seated Tickets onsale now!

 

Saturday April 21st 1pm – Record Store Day performance @ Laurie’s Planet of Sound. One of Chicagoland’s favorite independent shops located in Lincoln Square. This is always a blast. This year Tommi will present Music of Joni Mitchell (songs from Court & Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, and Hejira). With vocalist Natalie Galey. FREE event. Also at 2pm, Phil Angotti plays The Kinks “Something Else”.

 

Sunday April 8, 2-3pm – Celebration of Beatles White Album with Phil Angotti and Tom Ryan Glenview Public Library.  An acoustic performance of most of this great record. Free with advance rsvp at GPL link

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New Session of classes at Old Town School of Folk Music starts up in May!!!

Friday April 20, 7:30-9pm – Springtime BEATLES SOCIAL @ Old Town School, Lincoln Square. Hosted by Tommi Zender, often with guest Gabe Michael. Advance sign up is highly recommended as space is limited at http://www.oldtownschool.org, by phone or in person at any OTS location.

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At the start of 2018 I’ve begun work on what will be a 3rd album of songs, with engineer/co-producer Justin James. Here is a sample of one of the songs in rough mix form:


Other upcoming performances…

Thursday April 5, 9-11pm – Tommi Zender @ Hyatt Centric in the Level Two Lounge (St, Clair & Erie, just off Michigan ave mag mile) Free; food & drink available; plenty of comfortable seating. Also…Thursday May 3, 9-11pm.

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